John Merrill defends comments on the country’s “moral decline”


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill visited CBS 42 to talk politics and the controversy surrounding his comments about America’s “fixation on homosexuality” and how it is related to the country’s “moral decline.”

In the video above, check out his interview about running for the 2020 Senate Race and more about his comments. You can watch an encore of that discussion in the Facebook live featured below.

MORALITY DECLINE? Art Franklin has an encore discussion with Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill about his recent comments about the nations “morality decline.”

Posted by CBS 42 on Thursday, July 18, 2019

Merrill is running against Sen. Doug Jones for Alabama’s senate seat in 2020. The “controversial” comments were expressed by Merrill during a town hall meeting in which he talked of the absence of programming that taught Christian values.

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